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Ham, Alfred Westbrook (1860–1935)

Mr. Alfred Westbrook Ham died at his residence, River Terrace, Chelmer, on May 18. He was the third son of the late Mr. Thomas Ham, who for many years was chief lithographer and engraver to the Queensland Government Printing Office. The late Mr. Ham was born in Kew (Victoria) 75 years ago. He came to Brisbane with his parents as a child, and entered the Land and Survey Department as surveyor draftsman. Later he carried out contract work for the department. He retired eight years ago. In 1882 he married Miss Annie Margaret Silvester, who died 10 years ago. Mr. Ham was an active member of the old Wharf Street Baptist Church, the City Tabernacle, the Graceville Baptist Church, and the British Israel Federation. He was secretary of the Brisbane Horticultural Society for many years. His grandfather, the Rev. John Ham, was the first Baptist minister in Australia. In the early days of the Redcliffe Divisional Board the late Mr. Ham was a member, being chairman on several occasions. He is survived by three sons, Messrs. T. W. (Chelmer), F. R. and F. H., of the railway audit office (Taringa), and two daughters, Mrs Adam Scott, wife of the Rev. Adam Scott (South India), and Miss Hilda Ham (Chelmer). There are 13 grandchildren. Mr. T. E. Ham, a retired Customs officer, of Northgate, and Mr. C. H. Ham (North Arm) are brothers. Mrs. H. J. Collings, of Melbourne, and Misses Emily and Winifred Ham (Northgate) are sisters.

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'Ham, Alfred Westbrook (1860–1935)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/ham-alfred-westbrook-13481/text24174, accessed 25 November 2017.

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